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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Canon held its once-every-five-years Canon Expo 2015 show in New York City last September where the Tokyo-based company pulled back the curtain on some potentially groundbreaking imaging technology. Part science lab and part marketing showcase, the event drew tens of thousands of buyers, dealers, and distributors of Canon products (along with a large group of journalists) eager to see what the company had up its sleeve.

George Schaub  |  Jun 27, 2014  |  First Published: May 01, 2014  |  0 comments

Starting with the 2014 CES trade show, held at the turn of the year, and continuing through press time for this issue, we’ve seen a goodly number of new products come to the fore. All this is only the start—this being a photokina year we’ll see a whole new round of products, including CMOS-sensor medium formats, with prices to match, coming our way. I trust that this report will give you a good sense of what’s here and what’s coming down the pike. So, here are my quick picks of those products that caught my eye, plus a snapshot of some of the trends.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Ricoh recently announced the latest in their series of high quality, ultra-portable digital cameras, the GR III. Smaller than its predecessor, this new Ricoh compact camera has a 24-megapixel APS-C format CMOS image sensor, 28mm (equivalent) prime lens and a host of features normally found on professional DSLRs. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 10, 2015  |  0 comments

The WG-5 GPS (the newest "adventure-proof" camera from Ricoh Imaging) is the latest addition in the WG series. This waterproof camera is equipped with new features including a new Underwater mode and enhanced Interval Shooting settings (that allow multiple images to be taken over a pre-set time in both Still and Video modes), in an easy to hold, non-slip body.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging Americas just unveiled the Ricoh GR II Silver Edition compact camera to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Ricoh Company, Ltd. This exclusive package consists of a silver-color edition of the GR II premium digital compact camera (launched in July 2015) and an exclusively designed camera case.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2015  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (Ricoh Imaging) has announced the newest camera in its GR series, the RICOH GR II, a premium compact camera with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. Ricoh claims the GR II, which uses an APS-C-sized 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, is “the smallest premium compact with DSLR image quality” on the market.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Ricoh’s powerful GR series compact digital cameras have always had a cult following among travel photographers and street shooters who appreciate pocketable cameras with high-end optics, relatively large sensors, great build quality, and a full range of manual controls. The excitement is sure to grow, with today’s Photokina announcement of the Ricoh GR III, the latest model in the line.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 28, 2014  |  0 comments

Ricoh is the creator of the original Theta camera, a fully 360-degree, spherical imaging device that allows users to capture everything around them at the push of a button. The company just introduced a new version of the odd-shaped camera that features video capability and four fun new colors: pink, blue, yellow and white.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Ricoh just officially launched the GR III, the latest model in the company’s cult classic compact camera series. The Ricoh GR III is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or a pants pocket but sports a large, 24.24MP APS-C size CMOS sensor comparable to what you’d find in some DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 11, 2014  |  0 comments

Your photographic journey may lead you from snow-covered mountaintops to lonely forests and the dark depths of the ocean. No matter where you find yourself, the RICOH WG-M1 was designed to be the ideal companion for any rugged outdoor adventure. This lightweight digital camera is easy to use (featuring large control buttons) and was built to function in a variety of extreme environments. 

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just unveiled the new rugged and waterproof WG-30W compact camera. The latest addition to the well-known WG series of tough cameras – which used to carry the Pentax brand that’s now owned by Ricoh – the 16-megapixel WG-30W features built-in WiFi connectivity and a snazzy, rough-and-tumble build.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  1 comments

I recently received a ruggedized WG-50 compact camera from Ricoh and immediately embarked upon a challenging, thorny photographic adventure—the likes of which you can’t imagine. I emerged with just a few scratches—although it does look like I’ve lost some blood. I can’t reveal the location of this treacherous place for fear that others might be tempted to defy this danger—but I can tell you this much: it’s no bed of roses.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Ruggedized, submergible digicams are popular among travel and adventure photographers that want a compact camera they can use underwater or in wet, dusty conditions. The Ricoh WG-50 is a versatile new model that’s great for all your summer adventures from the mountains and desert to the sea.

C.A. Boylan  |  May 06, 2014  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2014  |  0 comments

Nikon COOLPIX L830
The COOLPIX L830 is an ergonomically designed high-ratio zoom camera with a 3” high-resolution tilt LCD monitor. It features a 34x optical zoom range plus a 68x Dynamic Fine Zoom (an enhanced type of digital zoom) range and a 16MP backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. It records Full HD (1080p) video, even in low light, and reduces the danger of camera shake with the aid of the Lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) system. The L830 model’s intelligent features include Easy Auto mode and Smart Portrait System as well as 18 Scene modes and a selection of special effects. The model is available in black and red and has a retail price of $299.95.

Joe Farace  |  Jul 01, 2010  |  1 comments

“Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then.”—Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

A growing trend in the world of compact digicams is “rugged” cameras that are capable of taking a modest beating as well as splashing in the surf or playing in the snow. Many of these cameras are festooned in bright colors and lest you think that’s just a fashion statement...

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